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The Future of Crime Prevention

The Crime and Security Research Insitute, as part of the College of Policing's Commissioned Partnership Programme, has carried out 4 primary research studies looking at how crime is continually advancing in volume and sophistication and how future crime prevention must be designed with this in mind.

Nudges, Tugs and Teachable Moments: What can a Cartoon Cat teach us about changing people’s crime prevention behaviour?

Crime prevention messages aimed at the public typically adopt a ‘fear frame’ – trying to scare people into changing their behaviour, and in doing so potentially fuelling the public’s fear of crime.   This study aimed to develop new evidence and insights about what works to persuade people to adopt new security behaviours that better protect them from crime risks.